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    Robbie Ray on D-Backs’ win over Brewers

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    Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst

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    Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win

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    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Brewers

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    Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers

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    Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers

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    Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres

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    Patrick Corbin on his effectiveness vs. Padres

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    Chris Owings on Diamondbacks’ offensive production with two outs

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    Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres — June 8, 2017

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    Greinke on his ‘all right’ outing in D-Backs’ win

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    Lamb on big performance in D-Backs’ win

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    D-Backs beat Padres for another home win

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    Shot Clock: D-Backs train rolling; Durant new No. 1?

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    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on rift between D-Backs, Maricopa County

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    D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on no-hitter, road struggles

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    Chris Herrmann on Edinson Volquez’s performance in no-hitter

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    D-Backs’ Rey Fuentes on Edinson Volquez’s pitch mix in no-hitter

  • Patrick Corbin after loss to Marlins

    Patrick Corbin after loss to Marlins

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    Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing vs. Marlins

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    Torey Lovullo on Nick Ahmed, comeback win over Marlins

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    David Peralta talks about Chris Owings’ ‘clutch’ hit vs. Pirates

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    Chris Owings on D-Backs’ extra-inning win in Pittsburgh

  • Torey Lovullo on 'character win' in Pittsburgh

    Torey Lovullo on ‘character win’ in Pittsburgh

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    Robbie Ray on postgame celebration after shutout vs. Pirates

  • Torey Lovullo on Robbie Ray's shutout of Pirates

    Torey Lovullo on Robbie Ray’s shutout of Pirates

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    Chris Herrmann on Robbie Ray’s ‘outstanding’ outing vs. Pirates

  • Shot Clock: Winless weekend with D-Backs

    Shot Clock: Winless weekend with D-Backs

  • Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta on his latest clutch homer

    Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta on his latest clutch homer

  • Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks' loss to the Pirates

    Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to the Pirates

  • Archie Bradley after walkoff loss to Pirates

    Archie Bradley after walkoff loss to Pirates

  • Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin's outing, loss to Brewers

    Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing, loss to Brewers

  • Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers

    Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers

  • Zack Greinke on his outing in loss to Brewers

    Zack Greinke on his outing in loss to Brewers

  • Torey Lovullo on loss to Brewers, Chase Anderson

    Torey Lovullo on loss to Brewers, Chase Anderson

  • Paul Goldschmidt talks about Chase Anderson's outing

    Paul Goldschmidt talks about Chase Anderson’s outing

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    Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ comeback win in MIlwaukee

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    Chris Iannetta on his game-tying homer vs. Brewers

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    Can D-Backs keep this up? Why, why not

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    Robbie Ray after dominant outing in Milwaukee

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    D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on impressive win over Brewers

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    Torey Lovullo on ‘nice team win’ for D-Backs

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    Jake Lamb on strong game against lefty Jose Quintana

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    Chris Herrmann on hitting surge, HR in win

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    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley competes in cow milking competition

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    Shelby Miller: Tommy John surgery ‘was a pretty smooth process’

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    Shot Clock: Time to take D-Backs seriously

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    Zack Greinke on near-complete game, Eephus pitch

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    Torey Lovullo on Zack Greinke’s ‘great night’

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    Montini volunteers free tickets – with Bickley’s help

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    D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on loss vs. Padres

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    Chris Iannetta on homering in first game off DL

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    Zack Godley on his outing vs. Padres

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    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs pound Padres 9-1

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    Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ blowout win vs. Padres

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    Taijuan Walker tosses six scoreless vs. Padres

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    Brandon Drury homers in win vs. Padres

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    Watch out for Dodgers; Cards CBs apply for job

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    Diamondbacks outlast Mets in extra innings

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    Diamondbacks discuss close win over Mets

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    Diamondbacks’ Zack Godley talks after win over Mets

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    Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo talks upbeat pace in win over Mets

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    A.J. Pollock discusses his injury after loss to Pirates

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    David Peralta downplays his injury vs. Pirates

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    Torey Lovullo on injuries, loss vs. Pirates

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    Chris Iannetta talks about scary HBP vs. Pirates

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    Diamondbacks rally falls short against Pirates

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    Diamondbacks overwhelm Pirates 11-4

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    Kaepernick blackballed? Greinke now trade bait?

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    Zack Greinke on his near no-hitter against Pirates

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    Lovullo reacts to Greinke’s near no-hitter in win

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    Diamondbacks snap losing streak with win over Tigers

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    Diamondbacks drop third straight with loss to Tigers

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    Shot Clock: D-Backs face pivotal homestand

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    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ latest loss to Rockies

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    Taijuan Walker after loss to Rockies

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    Patrick Corbin after being roughed up by Rockies

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    D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on ‘tough night’ at Coors Field

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    Zack Greinke on impressive outing vs. Rockies

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    Manager Torey Lovullo after win over Rockies

Late in the 2015 season, David Peralta lunged to make a diving catch in the outfield and bent his right wrist awkwardly. Little did he know the injury would dog him for all of the following year, robbing his swing of its trademark electricity before ultimately ending his season in August.

But there was Peralta on Tuesday night, more than 10 months and 200 at-bats removed from surgery, rounding the bases with that same right wrist flung in the air in celebration, his solo homer to lead off the ninth giving the Diamondbacks the go-ahead run in a game they would win 7-6 over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

For Peralta, it was his second extra-base hit of the night and his fourth in the past four games. A player who began the year guiding hits through holes on the infield seems to be giving way to the Peralta of old, the one capable of driving balls all over the field.

BOX SCORE: Diamondbacks 7, Tigers 6

“I’ve been feeling really good,” Peralta said. “I’m doing everything I can every day to come early and work with the trainers. They’re helping me do everything I need to do to keep my hands strong every day.

“They told me, ‘Hey, you have to be patient. There are going to be days when your hand feels sore.’ That’s normal because it’s a ligament, but I just have to keep working and it’s going to get better.”

Peralta’s home run saved the Diamondbacks from a night could have gone down as their worst of the year. They jumped to a 6-0 lead. Their ace, Zack Greinke, was cruising. The energy had been sucked out of the ballpark and didn’t seem likely to return.

But a pair of defensive miscues – including one by Peralta in right field – opened the door for the Tigers to score six times in the sixth inning to tie the game, after which the Diamondbacks blew scoring opportunities in three consecutive innings, twice loading the bases only to come away empty-handed.

In the sixth, Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings threw wide of second base on an attempted force play, then, one batter later, Peralta took a bad route to a fly ball in right-center field.

“It went into the lights,” Peralta said. “I was diving and I think I got lucky it didn’t hit my mouth. When I dove for the ball, I didn’t know where it was going to land. That’s why it hit off my glove.”

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The Tigers snatched the momentum after that, and after wiggling out of three consecutive scoring threats, they appeared to be poised to steal a win.

Peralta’s home run changed that. Leading off the top of the ninth, he got an outside fastball from Tigers closer Justin Wilson and drove it out to left field. Peralta thrust his pointer finger in the air and turned toward an elated Diamondbacks dugout as he made his way around the bases.

“That showed what kind of team we are,” Peralta said. “We never give up. We’re good. We’re good, I believe. We’re showing everyone we’re good.”

Peralta’s surgery last August involved moving a tendon in his wrist back in place, with anchors inserted to help stabilize it. He says the wrist has good days and bad days, and he knows it might never be the same. But after his three-hit night on Tuesday, Peralta is hitting a healthy .319/.369/.478.

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After collecting just two extra-base hits in an 18-game stretch, Peralta has raised his slugging 45 points in the past six days.

“I know the hand was a bit of a situation for him last year, but it just takes some time to develop that feel and get some extension and carry through the ball,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “He’s done it in the past, he’s been very capable, and I think he’s building that foundation. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.”

Reach Piecoro at (602) 444-8680 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @nickpiecoro.

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Wednesday’s game 

Diamondbacks at Tigers

When: 4:10 p.m.

Where: Comerica Park, Detroit.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (4-3, 3.46) vs. Tigers RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-4, 5.72).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Walker will be making his first start since May 19 in San Diego. He has missed the past four due to a blister on his right index finger. … Walker threw about 65 pitches in an outing in extended spring training last week. He also has continued to throw bullpen sessions and pitched in a simulated game during his stint on the DL. … Zimmermann has thrown well in his past two outings, going six innings in each and allowing a total of three earned runs. … Opponents have hit him hard this year, putting together a .305/.361/.548 line against him this season. Lefties have given him particular trouble, hitting .339 with a .966 OPS. … Zimmermann has won five of his six starts at Comerica Park this year. … He’s averaging 93 mph with his fastball, but he’s throwing the pitch less than ever, only 46 percent of the time. He’s been throwing more curveballs and change-ups than in past years.

Coming up

Thursday: Off.

Friday: At Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (5-6, 5.38) vs. Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (3-4, 4.40).

Saturday: At Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (2-1, 2.44) vs. Phillies RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 5.09).

Sunday: At Philadelphia, 10:35 a.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (7-3, 2.62) vs. Phillies RHP Ben Lively (1-1, 2.57)*.

* – Stats entering Tuesday.